Scheduling & Visits

What should I expect at my initial consultation?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Plybon will carefully review and discuss your medical history as well as perform any needed physical exams. If you are a good candidate for our services, Dr. Plybon will discuss the necessary lab tests and schedule your follow-up appointments.

What's the cost for the initial consultation?

The initial consultation is US$649.

What Are The Restrictions On Virtual Doctor's Visits?

If you are NOT an in-state resident, your initial visit at Nurture MD must be in person. After the first visit, all follow up visits can be conducted by phone or virtually using our secure video channel if you choose.

Email Etiquette

Patients have unlimited email access with our Nurture MD provider team. However, if an email question or request is deemed by one of our staff to be too complicated or involved for a response via email they may, at their discretion, require that the patient schedule a phone, telemedicine or in person visit instead of responding via email.

Scheduling & Cancellations

There is a 24-hour cancellation policy for all appointments with an Nurture MD doctor, health coach, or team member. Canceling within 24-hours will result in a 20% charge to the credit card on file.

No-shows: If you do not show up to a phone, video/telemedicine or in person appointment without notifying the specific person you have an appointment with either via email or by changing the appointment using the online scheduling tool on the patient portal, you will be charged $100 to the card on file.

Billing & Insurance

We Are Not A Conventional Primary Care Physician

Our patients must maintain a relationship with an outside physician to act as their primary care provider and to provide emergency and urgent care. If they encounter a medical emergency and are not able to obtain care from their primary care physician(s), they will contact 911 or report to a hospital emergency department as appropriate.
 
It is important to note the following however:
  • We do not fulfill an insurance company’s requirement for an in network primary care physician as we are not in-network with any insurance plan.
  • We will make every effort to make you fully aware of any additional lab fees that may be incurred and to give you the opportunity to choose which lab tests you feel comfortable paying for.
  • We do not have a 24-hour answering service and do not take calls on weekends. If you need to be seen urgently or have a medical emergency you would need to visit an ER or urgent care center.

We Do Not Bill Insurance Companies

The cost of any services provided by Nurture MD which are not included in the episode of care fee will be billed to you directly.

Non-Nurture MD medical expenses such as lab tests and prescription medications may be covered by a member’s health insurance plan per that plan’s rules.

Nurture MD will not submit a medical claim to insurance on your behalf. We cannot assist you with claim resolution for our services.

We will provide you with a detailed billing summary that you may submit to your insurance for reimbursement. There may be procedures or lab tests that are not covered depending on your plan’s rules.

About Lab Tests

  • Some lab tests we offer as part of our functional medicine testing program may not be covered by insurance and in these cases you will be charged a fee for a particular test by the lab or through Nurture MD.
  • The specific tests ordered will be personalized to you based on your initial evaluation with a Nurture MD doctor and may include blood saliva urine or stool testing.
  • We will make every effort to make you fully aware of any additional lab fees that may be incurred and to give you the opportunity to choose which lab tests you feel comfortable paying for.
  • You are under no obligation to purchase any specialty testing.
  • Should any lab results indicate you may need further testing you will be directed to continue your care with your primary care physician or a relevant specialist, or should you choose you may continue to work with your Nurture MD physician.
  • At home test kits: If a lab test kit is mailed to you by Nurture MD, you will be charged the day the kit is mailed.
  • If your particular insurance company only pays for blood work done at a particular lab facility like LabCorp, you must inform us of this in advance of having blood work done. Most insurance plans cover labs done by major national labs.

Take The First Step Today On Your

Journey Back To Health

Do you have questions about starting your path back to health? Dr. Plybon is happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not Nurture MD is right for you.

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Areas Served


Nurture MD is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, and serves patients throughout the Greater Fort Collins Area and Northern Colorado. These areas include but are not limited to Larimer County, CO, Boulder County, CO, Jackson County, CO, Weld County, CO, Grand County, CO, Golden Meadows, Collindale, Foxstone, Morningside, Bucking Horse, and surrounding areas.
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